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Custer County pair arrested in prostitution investigation

Custer County pair arrested in prostitution investigation
Courtesy/ Dawson County Sheriff's Office. Shannon Shimko, LeaWanna Woods.


An Ansley couple was arrested Thursday afternoon during a prostitution investigation in Lexington. In an affidavit filed by Nebraska State Patrol, an investigator responded to an online social media advertisement posted by a woman. The two agreed to meet in a Lexington parking lot. The woman, 29-year-old LeaWanna Woods, was placed under arrest. A 42-year-old man who accompanied her to Lexington, Shannon Shimko, was also placed under arrest.

An inventory of the pair’s vehicle turned up a loaded handgun in the glovebox and an unloaded rifle in the passenger area near an infant car seat. A small amount of Marijuana was also located in a purse.

Woods has been charged in Dawson County Court with a Misdemeanor charge of Prostitution and Possession of Marijuana- Less than an Ounce. Shimko has been charged with Aiding and Abetting Prostitution. Hearings for both are scheduled for this afternoon.



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